Deadly shooting in Sartell

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Mar 14, 2014 at 4:45 am

SARTELL, Minn. (KNSI) A man is dead and a suspect is in custody following a shooting in Sartell Thursday.

It happened just before noon in a strip mall on Pinecone Road. Police say the 20 year-old victim was shot in the chest behind the Sprint store at 1733 Pinecone Road. He was taken to St. Cloud Hospital where he died. His name and the name of the suspect have not been released.

Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes says investigators working the case were able to arrest a male suspect around 3:30 pm. He was booked into the Stearns County Jail pending formal charges. 

Authorities sealed off the front and back of the store with crime scene tape as they searched for evidence.

Officers from the Sartell, St. Cloud and St. Jospeh police departments, Stearns County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force all responded to the call. The Minnesota BCA is also assisting in the investigation.

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